There have been several instances of buyers receiving emails from what they believe to be their real estate agent's email address containing wiring instructions for the transaction. The emails are from a "spoofed" account and are fraudulent. The bank account information may have the title company's name on the account but it's for a bank out of town. Once the funds are wired there, they're transferred out of that bank to one overseas and then the money is gone. It has been reported that one buyer was able to stop the receiving bank from releasing the funds, in another the buyer's bank did not send the wire out yet, but a third resulted in the buyer losing about $21,000.
Please take every precaution and alert your buyers.
We Need Your Help - Take the Call for Action on Important Legislation!
Please take action to urge your Senators to VOTE YES on SB 162 - the Louisiana Incentives and Workforce Affordable Housing Act. This legislation makes an important change to state law to help with the creation of affordable housing.
Click here for more information and to take the call.
Did You Attend REALTOR® Appreciation Day?
We'd love to get your feedback on what worked, what didn't, and how we can improve REALTOR® Appreciation Day for next year! Please fill out this very brief survey to let us know what you think!
Annual Awards Luncheon May 25!
Tickets for the REALTOR®, Manager and Affiliate of the Year Luncheon are on sale now! The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 25 at the Metairie Country Club.
Click here to register.
Annual Bowling Party - June 16!
Get ready for a bowling party that's out of this world! Our 2017 Bowling Party at Rock'n'Bowl Lanes is on Friday, June 16 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. This year's theme is Superheroes and Supervillians, so be sure to gather a team of your most menacing villains or bravest heroes and dress to impress!
Click here for the registration form.
Legislative Session Updates
Over 50 NOMAR members attended REALTOR® Day at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 2 to voice opposition to the proposed sales tax on services.
Check our Legislative Issues page for updates on bills of interest to REALTORS® at the current legislative session.
For information or clarification on any issues during the legislative session, please contact NOMAR Governmental Affairs or Louisiana REALTORS®.
LR Designation & Certification Summer Camp
The Designation & Certification Summer Camp is an educational event designed to elevate the knowledge of real estate professionals looking to invest in themselves and better serve their clients. This weeklong program is designed to offer a variety of topics from the industry's leading instructors and will provide many opportunities to network with attendees from all over the state.
The event will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA on June 12-16.
Click here for more information.
Connie Walker, of Walker Realty, who passed away on April 29. A celebration of life will be held later this summer. In lieu of flower, please send donations in Connie's memory to the Louisiana SPCA.
Brand New Class - You Asked for It, You Got It (Appraisers Too!)
It's here! Your requests have been heard: NOMAR is proud to offer How to Measure a Home with Rosalyn Bryant. The course is approved for 4 CE for agents and appraisers! Join us in Metairie or in Mandeville to learn and practice with an expert how to do it the right way! Click here to register for the Metairie class May 19 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to register for the Mandeville class May 23 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monthly CE Schedule
Please view our online calendar to see all upcoming CE courses. Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to ensure you are enrolled in the course that fits your needs.
As a reminder, registrations and cancellations are NEVER taken over the phone. Additionally, we ask that all CE courses be scheduled online.
MLS Matrix, Supra and Instanet Support
MLS Matrix Support
For all Matrix support questions contact Matrix Support Reps:
Hours 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Weekends & Holidays call Supra 877-699-6787